Leftovers - in the style of Larry King's ol' blurby column:
Watched Hollywood Party: Jimmy Durante is half naked and overly hairy (gah). Thank goodness the many cameos and "pre-codeness" of the film make up for that image. Another insanely catchy tune and a brief appearance by Robert Young make up for Jimmy's Schnarzan (I mean that in a loving way).
Magnificent Obsession is coming out on Criterion Collection DVD in January - both the Rock Hudson and Robert Taylor versions. I've only seen Rock's version and am inexplicably hooked.
Caught a documentary on Irving Thalberg on the History channel the other day. Very interesting - I need to find a good book on him now. I was surprised that in the 30 minutes I watched, there was no film or audio of him - just stills floating by.
Belated birthday wishes to Hoagy Carmichael (Nov. 22). Ahh, Stardust.
The current run of The Name's The Same ends this week. Withdrawal will be setting in, although not for Clifton Fadiman.
One of Lifetime's many channels had White Christmas in HD over the weekend. All queued up and ready on my DVR.
And on this day in history in 1934, Benny Goodman debuted on radio. Ahh, Moonglow...
Jean Renoir: Whirlpool of Fate (1925)
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